Recently I knitted a couple pairs of Montgomery Fingerless Mitts and thought, this basic pattern would make a good tarot bag. This is my first attempt at adapting a pattern for another use, so it’s not perfect, but it is functional.
This is a knitted drawstring tarot bag with a decorative eyelet row towards the bottom, useful for taking a peek at what deck is in the bag. I wanted something large enough to fit a larger deck like a DruidCraft or large size Thoth. (I’d make it narrower and a bit shorter for a standard size deck.) I started this as a bag for my DruidCraft deck and was using some brown and green variegated wool, but I didn’t have enough left, unfortunately, nor did I have anything that coordinated well enough for stripes. So I ended up using some pink Sugar and Cream cotton yarn that I had left over from the first time I learned to knit in the early 90s (it didn’t take that time, but I’ve since learned again). I didn’t have the heart to put my Thoth deck in a pink bag, so I used this mock up for the Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma that I bought for my Tarot vs. Oracles presentation.
I hope you like it, and if you knit it up or do something similar, please share in the comments!
Eyelet Tarot Bag, Size Large
Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn
2-1 yd lengths of pink ribbon
8 purple crow beads
4 pink crow beads
Double Pointed Needles
Large-eye needle to thread the ribbon through the beads
***I found some errors in the directions I had posted previously. I continued to work with this pattern and modified it a bit. I think it looks pretty good now! Please see Eyelet Tarot Bag Knitting Instructions or Download the pdf to get the instructions.***
Joy Vernon has been teaching energetic and esoteric modalities for over twenty years. She is one of the Psychics of Isis in Denver, Colorado and also reads at Northern Lights in Fort Collins. She teaches Tarot, Astrology, Qabalah and Traditional Japanese Reiki. She is a Certified Professional Tarot Reader and a member of the American Tarot Association. Her specialty is Empyrean Key Transformational Guidance, which helps her clients break through blocks and align with their higher purpose. For information on upcoming classes or to schedule an appointment, please visit JoyVernon.com.
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Joy Vernon is widely recognized by tarot professionals as an expert tarot teacher and respected community leader. With over twenty years’ experience teaching energetic and esoteric modalities, Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Under her leadership, the Denver Tarot Meetup has grown into one of the largest and most active tarot-specific meetups in the world. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher at Isis Books. To learn more, please visit JoyVernon.com.